The Burmese Striated Weaver-Bird.
Ploceus manyar peguensis Stuart Baker, Bull. B, O. C., xlv, p. 58 (1925) (Pegu). Ploceus manyar. Blanf. & Oates, ii, p. 179 (part).
Vernacular names. Telia Baya (Beng.) ; Bawoyi (in Eungpore).
Description. Sex for sex similar to P. m. fiaviceps but darker and more richly coloured; above the edges to the feathers are rufous, making this part of the plumage generally appear much more rufous than in any other race. Below also it is more fulvous and much more heavily streaked but, at the same time, it does not possess the well-marked rufescent breast of P. m. manyar from Java.
Colours of soft parts and Measurements as in the other races.
Distribution. Himalayan Terai from Garwhal to Eastern Assam; Northern Indian Plains in suitable humid tracts throughout Bengal and Northern Orissa; Burma, South to Tavoy ; Shan States, Siam, Yunnan and Annam.
Nidification. This race breeds from May to July over Northern India and from May to September in Siam and Lower Burma. Three to five eggs are laid and one hundred average 20.6 x 14.9 mm.: maxima 22.8 X 15.9 mm.; minima 18.4 x 13.7 ram. The nests of this species differ from those of the Black-throated Weaver-Bird in having fewer supports, more especially at the sides and less of the growing material is woven into the nests themselves ; they are in fact more truly hanging nests although they have no slender neck as in Ploceus philippinus and P. passerinus.
Habits. Those of the species.